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Fraser
2009-Nov-17, 04:10 AM
Astronaut Bob Crippen, along with John Young, made history on April 12, 1981 when they launched on one of the riskiest test flights ever, STS-1 on space shuttle Columbia. Crippen also commanded three other space shuttle missions (STS-7, STS-41C, STS-41G), and was the former director of the Kennedy Space Center and former President of [...]

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Jerry
2009-Nov-17, 06:55 PM
Nice interview. We learned when the first shuttle flight landed some of the hardware barely held together. A gutsy, couragous mission.


UT: I don't remember a countdown that proceeded so trouble-free.

An RSRM solid booster has not caused a launch delay since ~1996; and I am not aware of any delays caused by solids in the Cassini and other launches either.

bebe7
2009-Nov-17, 09:36 PM
Quite the test pilot Bob is.

publiusr
2009-Nov-20, 07:46 PM
An RSRM solid booster has not caused a launch delay since ~1996; and I am not aware of any delays caused by solids in the Cassini and other launches either.

A great point that needed to be made.